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Ken Russell

1927 - 2011

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Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was a British film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. His films in the main were liberal adaptations of existing texts, or biographies, notably of composers of the Romantic era. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he made creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Russell has received more than 1,331,418 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Ken Russell is the 352nd most popular film director (down from 293rd in 2019), the 1,400th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,248th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ken Russell ranks 352 out of 1,581Before him are William A. Wellman, Nick Castle, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Gerard Damiano, George Miller, and Juan Antonio Bardem. After him are James L. Brooks, John Guillermin, Louis Delluc, Mervyn LeRoy, Ray Harryhausen, and Derek Jarman.

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Among people born in 1927, Ken Russell ranks 104Before him are Dick Bruna, Robert Plutchik, François Furet, Vasile Milea, Sabah, and Marvin Harris. After him are Vladimir Shatalov, Carlo Maria Martini, Robert Shaw, Wadie Haddad, Allan Kaprow, and Zbigniew Cybulski. Among people deceased in 2011, Ken Russell ranks 91Before him are Roland Petit, Frans Sammut, Raúl Ruiz, Masahiro Hamazaki, Paul Baran, and Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy. After him are Warren Christopher, Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Danielle Mitterrand, Juan María Bordaberry, Pinetop Perkins, and Archduke Felix of Austria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Russell ranks 1,400 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Shaffer (1926), Tom Holland (1996), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Rupert Everett (1959), Tom Courtenay (1937), and Gemma Jones (1942). After him are Peter Mayhew (1944), William Sturgeon (1783), Stevie Young (1956), Aphra Behn (1640), Simon Stock (1164), and Anne Perry (1938).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Ken Russell ranks 22Before him are David Hamilton (1933), John Schlesinger (1926), Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), Sam Mendes (1965), and John Boorman (1933). After him are John Guillermin (1925), Derek Jarman (1942), Anthony Minghella (1954), Michael Apted (1941), Adrian Lyne (1941), and Michael Anderson (1920).